We’re all in for weird new workout classes or the latest buzzy adaptogen powders — but at the end of the day, some of the simplest, old-school natural remedies remain our most important health habits! It may be exciting to frolic from one en vogue modality to the next, but nothing beats a glass of warm lemon water to start the day.
Looking for natural remedies that actually work? We get it. Not all of the homemade wellness rituals work — and after you try a couple of duds you can get turned off about natural remedies pretty quickly.The truth is there are plenty of natural remedies that truly do work. The best tricks and techniques might not be the most novel, but they’re the real deal. We love a health hack that’s cheap, easy access and multi-functional and our eight no-fail ideas below are just that.
Try a few of these reader-adored, time-tested natural remedies for yourself. Each one is affordable and easy to integrate into daily life. Try them anywhere, any time. All it takes is a little know-how. Let’s dive in…
drink warm lemon water | According to Ayurvedic philosophy, choices that you make regarding your daily routine either build up resistance to disease or tear it down. One of the simplest ways to improve health is to drink warm lemon water every morning. Drinking warm lemon water in the morning helps prime our digestive system, boosts immunity, balanced pH, hydrates the lymph and helps purge toxins from our bodies. READ MORE
boost immunity by gnawing on garlic | During cold and flu season, one popular folk remedy is to eat a spoonful of raw, chopped garlic cloves – or even to gnaw right on a fresh clove. Garlic is a powerful antioxidant with antimicrobial, antiviral and antibiotic properties. For colds and flus, it also provides decongestant and expectorant effects. While none of garlic’s components have been isolated by science as the sole explanation for garlic’s flu-busting effects, vitamin C, a slew of enzymes, and minerals such as sulphur and selenium, definitely play a role. READ MORE
try oil pulling | Our mouth is a breeding ground for bacteria. A toxic mouth taxes your immune system and causes inflammation. This keeps your body from producing healthy cells, creating an environment ripe for breeding cancerous tumors. The ancient practice of oil pulling is extremely effective in reducing bacteria in your mouth. Simply try swishing 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil in your mouth for 15 minutes daily. READ MORE
lymphatic drainage with dry brushing | You’ve likely heard about dry brushing before, whether in an article of ours or through that girlfriend of yours with the amazing skin — it’s an ancient practice that’s become popular again. Dry brushing benefits include: overall detoxification, reduction of fluid retention and exfoliation. It helps improve circulation, improve skin tone, reduce cellulite, and improve skin tone. Even more, dry brushing helps increase immunity and improve lymph flow.READ MORE HERE and HERE
drink APPLE cider vinegar | A shot of apple cider vinegar, or ACV, on the regular can help cleanse and balance your bod – but do you also know that it can do everything from cure insect bites to clean your dishwasher? A natural, inexpensive, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiviral, metabolism-firing, immunity-building miracle worker, apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries for its positive lifestyle effects. READ MORE
Drink green juice Daily | Wheatgrass is intense, but so are the benefits of drinking it regularly. If you can’t handle the stuff fresh and raw (which really is best) try wheatgrass in powder form. The flavor is a bit tamer and it’s far easier to keep it on hand. READ MORE
honey VS Antibiotics | Raw honey is still the best antibiotic with many healing benefits. It fights infections on multiple levels and does not lead to resistant bacteria. Manuka honey is another delicious multi-purpose wonder! Again, naturally containing antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal properties. It can be used as an ointment, topically or can be taken orally for internal health. READ MORE
try oregano oil | Oil of oregano is one of the most potent antimicrobials around. During cold and flu season we absolutely depend on it to keep immunity consistently high. Oregano oil has been used to fight infections, ward off bacteria, viruses, and overall, is a potent immunity booster. It’s list of potential uses and natural remedies are endless. READ MORE